Internship = Investment in Your FutureInternship = Investment in Your Future

Internship = Investment in Your Future

An internship can be an interesting, challenging and very rewarding way to learn about a particular business or industry. Here's a look at the top 5 reasons to get an internship:

  • Be More Competitive. In addition to your degree, employers and colleges look for the amount of related work experience you have had in the career field you are pursuing.
  • Test Drive Career Options. As a student, you have enough flexibility in your schedule to explore different career options, which will help you discover whether you are pursuing a field that is right for you.
  • Gain Real World Experience. Obtaining an internship will give you the opportunity to see what it is like to work in a specific career. You will get exposure to the work environment and interact with professionals. You will develop and strengthen skills.
  • Build a Network. Building a network within the organization can open many doors for you. Depending upon your performance, your supervisor can write you a quality letter of recommendation or serve as a great reference.
  • Open Doors to Future Employment. When employers have a position available, the first candidates they consider are past interns who performed well. They prefer to hire a candidate who is already familiar with the organization's products, services, clients and company culture. As a past intern, that would be you!